Hugh Acheson

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Birthday
5, 1971
Birthplace
Ottawa, Canada
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1971 (age 47)
Birthplace
Ottawa, Canada

About

Chef and restaurateur best known to television audiences for having appeared as a contestant on Top Chef Masters and, later, a judge on Top Chef. He has owned several restaurants in the state of Georgia, including Five & Ten, The National, and Empire State South. 

Before Fame

He was raised in the Manor Park and Centretown neighbourhoods of Ottawa, Canada. He became a dishwasher at the Bank Street Café at age 15. 

Trivia

His first cookbook, A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen (2011), received the James Beard Foundation Award .

Family Life

He married Mary Koon, with whom he has daughters named Beatrice and Clementine. 

Associated With

He has appeared alongside Tom Colicchio as a judge on Top Chef.